Exactly how I’d spend 24 hours in Metro Detroit
I love Detroit. As someone who no longer has the pleasure of living in the area, people are sometimes surprised to hear that -- how much I love the region, that is; but it’s one of those “IYKYK” things. Anyone who has spent substantial time in the Detroit area knows, this area is such a gem.
‘It’s a blessing’ -- Detroit businesses team up to help families for the holidays
DETROIT – Mario Kelly, a native of Detroit, linked up with two local companies to see if they were interested in his mission to give gifts to families in his old neighborhood who may not get much of a Christmas. Kelly’s old stomping grounds is an apartment complex off Canfield Street, near I-75. He owns Believe 313, a company that provides cleaning services for Shinola and Pak-Rite Industries. “Shinola has been doing this Secret Santa for years, and I suggested to them about coming to the neighborhood that I grew up at,” Kelly said. “And they delivered.”Kelly found three families who didn’t have much of a Christmas planned who received toys, clothing and more.
Shoddy investigative work -- Detroit police chief apologizes after arrest of innocent man
DETROIT Police Chief James Craig apologized Thursday after a Farmington Hill man was arrested at his home for a crime he didnt commit. Williams was arrested after facial recognition software identified the wrong man. Craig said hes considering disciplinary action against his investigators who used facial recognition software to arrest Williams after someone else stole watches from a Shinola store. Craig said a 2019 triple-shooting at an LGTBQ+ party suspect was taken into custody using facial recognition software. RELATED: Facial recognition technology: Rep. Tlaib raises concerns during tour with Detroit police chief
Innocent Metro Detroit man arrested after facial recognition software identified wrong man
DETROIT The controversy over the use of facial recognition technology continues after a Farmington Hill man was arrested at his home for a crime he didnt commit. They claim he was arrested based off of facial recognition software. READ: A closer look at facial recognition technologyAll of the photos had two things in common, said Williams Attorney, Victoria Burton-Harris. They were all Black faces and men.Once the cops identified Mr. Williams using facial recognition technology, said Phil Mayor with the ACLU of Michigan. The family is demanding a public apology and for the DPD to scrap its use of facial recognition software.
This never should have happened -- Wayne County prosecutor apologizes after innocent man arrested
DETROIT Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy spoke to Local 4 Defenders after a Farmington Hill man was arrested at his home for a crime he didnt commit. He was arrested after facial recognition software identified the wrong man. She said the case brought by Detroit police was based only on the departments use of facial recognition technology. I am 100% sure they arrested the wrong person.It was issued by a prosecutor that shouldnt have, Worthy said. RELATED: Facial recognition technology: Rep. Tlaib raises concerns during tour with Detroit police chiefThis never should have happened.
Shinola finds way to honor frontline workers amid COVID-19 pandemic
DETROIT Shinola was set to unveil new watches honoring athletes headed to the 2020 Olympics, but that changed when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit. The games were postponed so Shinola shifted gears and found a way to honor frontline workers instead. The watch is a beautiful crane combined with stainless steel with a vertical stripe dial that celebrates the Olympics rings, Shinola CEO and President Shannon Washburn said. READ: President Donald Trump announces US will pull out of World Health OrganizationWhen they learned that the Olympics would be postponed, the direction of their project shifted. They decided to designate the Olympic watch to go toward healthcare workers in the Metro Detroit area.
Treat yourself to an authentic taste of southern Italy at this Detroit restaurant!
Exceptional ingredients beautifully crafted into amazing dishes is what San Morello is all about. "San Morello is a city in Calabria, which is southern Italy, which is what the restaurant is kind of loosely based on," explained the Chef Della Cucina, Cory Barberio. The design of the restaurant showcases their general principle of beautiful simplicity with a lot of raw woods, leathers, and marble on display. As Barberio put it, "Similar attentions to detail, and really beautiful products, beautiful simplicity. San Morello is located at 1400 Woodward Avenue in Detroit.
Detroit's top 4 bike shops, ranked
Wondering where to find the best bike shops near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bike shops in Detroit, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're in the market for bike shops. Located at 2117 Michigan Ave. in Corktown, the bike shop and bike repair and maintenance spot is the highest-rated bike shop in Detroit, boasting five stars out of 20 reviews on Yelp. Wheelhouse DetroitPHOTO: WHEELHOUSE DETROIT/YELPNext up is downtown's Wheelhouse Detroit, situated at 1340 E. Atwater St. With four stars out of 50 reviews on Yelp, the bike shop, bike rental and bike repair and maintenance spot has proven to be a local favorite. ShinolaShinola, a bike shop that offers leather goods and watches located downtown, is another go-to, with four stars out of 11 Yelp reviews.